Nuala Ní Chonchúir's debut novel is a captivating story of friendship and loyalty - and of changing your mind - set in rural County Dublin and Wales.
Dublin, summer 1980; Kate Bush is on the radio, Nadia Comăneci is cleaning up at the Olympics and 'The Elephant Man' is the film to see. In one house by the Liffey, a spiky but sensitive ten-year-old girl is minding her troubled ma and her two younger brothers. But when a tragedy splits the family apart, the girl realizes that the only person she can depend on is herself.
Sometimes heartbreaking but also charming and funny 'You' is the debut novel from award-winning poet and short-story writer, Nuala Ní Chonchúir.
About the Author:
Nuala Ní Chonchúir is an Irish novellist, short fiction writer and poet, born Dublin 1970. Her short fiction includes Nude (2009), To the World of Men, Welcome (2005) and The Wind Across the Grass (2004). She has won many literary prizes, including RTÉ Radio’s Francis MacManus Award and the Cecil Day-Lewis Award. In 2010, New Island published her first novel, You. 2012 marked the publication of her latest collection of short stories, Mother America by New Island. Nuala lives in Galway with her partner and children.